UnitedHealth Group (UNH): Raising PT to $168 - Jefferies

October 19, 2016 11:13 AM EDT
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Jefferies analyst, David Windley, reiterated his Buy rating on shares of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) and raised his price target to $168 from $163. UNH's high quality results, guidance raise, and affirmation of 2017 consensus EPS affirm the analyst's thesis of an attractive growth outlook. The analyst believes that improving Commercial pricing, MA enrollment, Medicaid wins, and Optum backlog growth point to strong revenue momentum.

The next catalyst is the company's analyst day on Nov 29.

The higher 2016 stepping off point prompts us to raise 2017E EPS and raise our PT to $168.

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Shares of UnitedHealth Group closed at $143.39 yesterday.

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